Collaborate on a family wedding quilt made of cake! #Food DIY#cake#cake alternative#food#quilt#steal-this-idea Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jul 26 2011) Guest post by Donna Smith Donna's fiance had a brilliant spin on the family quilt idea: what about a family quilt that you can not only display at the wedding, but also eat? That's right, I said "eat." Introducing the family cake quilt. We believe homemade cake is the best! Cakes baked from family heirloom recipes and made with love are so delicious to share with friends and family. So, what better way to share great wedding cake than through a friends and family collaborative cake quilt? (This was my fiance's idea/inspiration, isn't he fantastic?) Here's how we did it: We have a post on our wedding website for guests to sign up and discuss with each other. I plan on having an option on the printed invitations/RSVP cards so not-so tech savvy folks can sign up as well. We ordered golden cake boards that I'm going to ship with a small thank you/instruction card to the participants. I think the cake boards are so important, and add a physical, tangible board to associate the agreement to participate. It's also a visual reminder, and the gold makes it feel extra special! And they should all be the same size to keep the quilt looking a little more unified than a random cake potluck. And then I made a video to show how easy, simple, fun participating will be… And it was a total hit: Donna Smith Donna is a graphic designer/fine artist/face painter. She takes belly dance classes and has performed numerous times (group choreography). She loves good food, animals, philosophy, and gardening. PREVIOUS Kelley & Seth's pseudo-Victorian key-themed gaming wedding NEXT Custom gifts and accessories with your own photos from Jerseymaids Show/Hide comments [ 17 ] What an awesome idea! I certainly hope we'll get to see pictures of the final product! Reply I love this idea!!! You could also ask everyone for their cake recipe and put them together in a book as a favour for the guests! Reply That is one of the coolest ideas I've ever heard of! PLEASE send pictures of the finished production!!! Reply adorable. But that's so much cake to eat! Are you doing a cake-swap? If you brought one you can take one? because i'm not sure how you could eat all that cake at one wedding. Reply How fun! I would have loved to have done something like that, but cake recipes to everyone I know include a box. I'm the only person I know that bakes from scratch (including my own wedding cake in April). Reply I love this idea! I never seen anything like it before. It's fun, gets everyone involved, and is definitely not the same old, same old. Reply Nice idea! And even nicer that you anticipate guests who are willing and eager to participate. If I did this, I would anticipate eye rolls from all. Reply Fabulousest idea for a cake EVER! If my wedding didn't have to be in another country with no access to ovens, I would be stealing it. As it is, I hope I can drop this idea in the ear of any one I know who might possibly get wed and invite me so that I might take part in such a cake quilt. I tip my hat, stitch my quilt and eat my cake to you and your fiance! Reply so much love to you! This would be amazing, if the bigger side of my family were good cooks 😛 The smaller side are AMAZING cooks, but just two or three small cakes wouldn't quite make a quilt. Maybe a dish towel 🙂 Can't wait to see more pictures! Reply not only is that the most awesome cake idea ever, but you and I have the same wedding date! Reply YAY Wedding twins! Reply Wow! I'm so glad this idea is inspiring others. I will definitely have pictures of the final product. As for "too much cake" is there ever such a thing! Ha 🙂 We've got appx 150 guests so I'm hoping we will have enough to go around. Love love love the recipe book idea <3 Reply I LOVE THIS!!! I hope I can get people to do it! How awesome we have the same wedding date, too!!! Reply Oh my gosh this is so great!! It would fit so well with my family of bakers and quilt makers. I am so stealing this idea for my wedding 🙂 Reply I hope we get to see it too ! this is such a neat idea:) Reply I'm in love with this idea! Awesome! Reply I LOVE this idea. Oh my goodness! Thank you Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.